Skoda Slavia First Accident Reported, Hits Mahindra XUV700

Real-life unfortunate incidents lend a vivid picture of how well the vehicles perform with regard to their NCAP rating. This video clip highlights just that.

This is a video where a Skoda Slavia hits a Mahindra XUV700 from the rear. Skoda claims that the premium mid-size sedan will secure an impressive score at the GNCAP. Being based on the Indianised MQB A0 IN platform, Skoda and VW products have shown commendable results in the past. Slavia has been on sale for a couple of months only and the first unfortunate incident has come to light. Let us check out the details of this event.

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Skoda Slavia Hits Mahindra XUV700

The crash has been uploaded on YouTube channel by Nikhil Rana. He posts such content to raise awareness among car buyers regarding various popular cars. This time around, an incident involving a Skoda Slavia has surfaced. According to the information shared in the video, the Slavia hit the Mahindra XUV700 from the rear and the damages are evident. The reason for this crash is not clear but it seems logical that the driver of the Slavia might not have been able to brake on time. The XUV700 might have had to stop suddenly due to something on the road ahead. The bonnet of the Slavia has sustained deformation along with the bumper, and radiator grille.

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This happened at the speed of around 40 km/h which is why the airbags were not deployed. The images of the XUV700 are not available but no one was reported to have injuries. We urge all our readers to maintain traffic rules and avoid overspeeding at all costs because that is the main reason for getting the car out of control. Stay safe and make sure to report any miscreants on the roads to the authorities to safeguard our roads.

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Specs

The Skoda Slavia is available in two variants – 1.0-litre TSI turbo-petrol and 1.5-litre TSI EVO turbo-petrol. The former outputs 115 PS-178 Nm, while the latter offers 150 PS-250 Nm. While both the engines come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission as standard, there’s a 6-speed torque-converter automatic and a 7-speed DSG option for 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre engine variants, respectively. The prices of the Slavia range from Rs 10.69 lakh and Rs 17.79 lakh, ex-showroom.

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